Important Dates

All important academic dates from the Office of the Registrar.

Tuition refund deadlines (for students completing research requirement only)


​January 3:

Winter term classes begin.


January 14:

The earliest date a PhD defense can be scheduled in 2019.


January 16:

Last date for late registration.


January 21:

Last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office for students who are planning to meet the Phase I deadline (100% tuition) of the tuition fee refund policy for Winter term 2019.


January 28:

Last day for completion of all requirements for graduate degrees under Phase I deadline (100% tuition) of the tuition fee refund policy for Winter term 2019.


February 11:

Last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office for students who are planning to meet the Phase II deadline (50% tuition) of the tuition fee refund policy for Winter term 2019.


February 15:

Last day for completion of all requirements for graduate degrees under Phase II (50% tuition) of the tuition fee refund policy for Winter term 2019.


February 16 - 24:

Reading week.


February 18:

Family Day Holiday (University closed).


February 22:

University offices closed.


March 1:

Last day to file an application for Spring graduation. Students who applied for Fall 2018 convocation but did not graduate must reapply for Spring 2019 convocation.


March 13:

Last day to voluntarily withdraw from Winter term courses. After this date students remain registered in courses and receive final grades as appropriate.


March 22:

Deadline for recommending a PhD external examiner for students who plan to graduate at the Spring 2019 Convocation.


April 3:

Last day of classes.


April 19:

Good Friday – University closed.

May 1 - Format checking deadline for convocation:  

Last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office, for students who are planning to meet the convocation deposit deadline (May 7) in order to graduate at the Spring Convocation 2019. 


May 3  - Final oral defense deadline:  

Last day for the final oral defense of dissertations, theses and major papers for Spring Convocation 2019 


May 6 

Summer term classes begin 


May 7 - Convocation deposit deadline:  

Last day to deposit dissertations, theses and major papers for Spring Convocation 2019.

  • Student who complete the deposit by the May 7 convocation deadline will both graduate at the 2019 Spring convocation and receive the Phase I tuition refund for the Summer term 2019, provided they have applied to graduate and meet the convocation and tuition refund eligibility criteria.
  • Students who miss the May 7 convocation deadline will not graduate at the 2019 Spring convocation but will receive the Phase I tuition refund for the Summer term 2019 provided their deposit is completed by the Phase I deadline of May 24, 2019 and they meet the tuition refund eligibility criteria.

May 15  

Summer term fees are due and payable 


May 16 

Last date for late registration for Summer term; 


May 16 - Format checking deadline for Phase I:  

Last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office for students who are planning to meet the Phase I deadline (100% tuition) of the tuition fee refund policy for Summer term 2019. 


May 20 

Victoria Day (Statutory Holiday), University Closed. 


May 24 - Phase I deadline 

Last day to deposit dissertations, theses and major papers under Phase I (100% tuition refund) of the tuition fee refund policy for the Summer term 2019.


May 27-31 

Spring Convocation 


June 10 - Format checking deadline for Phase II

Last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office for students who are planning to meet the Phase II (50% tuition refund) of the tuition fee refund policy for Summer term 2019.


June 14 - Phase II deadline

Last day for completion of all requirements for graduate degrees under Phase II (50% tuition refund) of the tuition fee refund policy for Summer term 2019. 


July 1 

Canada Day, University closed  


July 16 

Last day to voluntarily withdraw from Summer term courses. After this date students remain registered in courses and receive final grades as appropriate 


July 30  

Deadline for recommending a PhD external examiner for students who plan to graduate at the Fall Convocation 


August 1 

Last day to file application for Fall graduation

STUDENTS WHO APPLIED FOR SPRING 2019 CONVOCATION BUT DID NOT GRADUATE MUST REAPPLY FOR FALL 2019 CONVOCATION 


August 5  

Civic Holiday (statutory holiday). University Closed 


August 15 

Fall term fees are due and payable.